Google social media etiquette, and you’ll retrieve over 4,000,000 results (at the time of this writing). Clearly, it’s a topic that resonates with people, and in the ever-changing, real-time realm of social media, it’s easy to understand why people are confused on what’s appropriate and what’s not. Throw in trying to balance personal and business accounts on aContinue reading “Understanding Social Media Etiquette with Real-World Scenarios”
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How To Turn Small Talk Into Big Opportunities
Does the thought of small talk make your blood pressure rise? Whether it’s from annoyance or fear, this is a common reaction. However, mastering the art of polite conversation about unimportant or uncontroversial matters (as defined by Oxford Dictionaries) is an important part of succeeding in the business world. How can you turn small talk intoContinue reading “How To Turn Small Talk Into Big Opportunities”
Take A Closer Look at LinkedIn To Grow Your Business
Are you using LinkedIn to expand your professional network and grow your business? LinkedIn tends to be the forgotten social network. Most people go one of two ways: set up a profile and forget about it or link it to their Twitter account, flooding their professional network with random bits of information. We don’t recommend either. RelatedContinue reading “Take A Closer Look at LinkedIn To Grow Your Business”
6 Valuable Snippets of Career Advice I’d Tell My Younger Self
After reading some of the entries in the popular #IfIWere22 LinkedIn series, I was inspired to think about what I would tell my younger self. Hindsight is 20/20, right? So here I go… 6 Snippets of Career Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self Don’t let yourself be used. Yes, it pays to be aContinue reading “6 Valuable Snippets of Career Advice I’d Tell My Younger Self”
Are LinkedIn Groups Working For You?
The past week we’ve focused on LinkedIn, the largest professional networking site on the planet. It tends to be a platform that most people aren’t utilizing effectively, because they’ve either posted a profile years ago and haven’t been back, or they share every tweet, which is a little overboard. So far, we’ve covered general tipsContinue reading “Are LinkedIn Groups Working For You?”
LinkedIn: The Essence of a Profile
You created a bare bones profile and uploaded your resume to LinkedIn a few years ago, and you haven’t been back. You’re done, right? Similar to other social platforms, the more you put into LinkedIn, the more you’ll get out of it. And just like other platforms, it all starts with your profile. What’s in a LinkedInContinue reading “LinkedIn: The Essence of a Profile”
LinkedIn: Are You Connected?
All of your colleagues and fellow business professionals keep telling you to get on LinkedIn, but you’re not looking for a job. So what’s the point, right? Wrong. LinkedIn is the Rolodex of the 21st century and so much more: an organized way to store your professional contacts, an easy way to follow up withContinue reading “LinkedIn: Are You Connected?”